Sign up for email inspiration, tips and news for your next visit to Lincoln

Travelling to Lincoln background image

Getting Here and Getting Around

Lincoln is closer than you think.

Easily accessible by all types of transport - there are no shortage of ways to get to this beautiful historic city. Once you have arrived in the Lincoln, travelling around is easy. The city is small and compact enough to explore on foot, there are also handy travel options to help you, such as the Walk & Ride "Steep Hill Shuttle" and Tour Lincoln open-top sightseeing bus tour.


Lincoln Central railway station is located in the south of the city centre within easy walking distance of the shopping and cultural areas. Direct connections are provided by East Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains East Coast and Northern Rail which operate daily services from Peterborough, Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield, Doncaster and London. Lincoln is only 2 hours from London Kings Cross.


You can make a business trip to Lincoln easily by road and the recent dualing of the A46 makes journeys from Nottingham, Leicester and beyond considerably quicker.

From the north: via the A15 or the A46 
From the south: via the A46 or the A15 
From the east: via the A158 
From the west: via A1 and A57 


With three regional airports, travelling by air to Lincoln is hassle free. Robin Hood & East Midlands airports are less than 50 miles away and Humberside International 30 miles north of Lincoln.


Your library of useful Mpas & Guides to help you during your visit to Lincoln. City street maps and the City Guide can be provided in bulk for your delegates, or follow the link to download electronic versions.


Lincoln offers great parking facilities around the city and in the city centre. Car parks run by City of Lincoln Council, St Marks Shopping Centre or NCP are available seven days a week. There are also car parks available at specific times during the week at the University of Lincoln and the offices of the City of Lincoln Council. For locations, fees, height restrictions and opening hours please use the interactive map. For ways to save when parking in Lincoln, see the Visit Lincoln website.


There are great bus connections throughout Lincoln and Lincolnshire to help your delegates navigate the county of Lincolnshire. For all timetable and route information please visit the Lincolnshire County Council website or call the Travel Shop at the bus station. Local operators include Stagecoach and PC Coaches.

You can find the central bus station just outside the city centre on Meville Street, LN5 7HW


Many of Lincolns attractions, restaurants and travel services are accessible, and we are working hard to make Lincoln easy to visit for all. Follow this link to find out more information about the accessible venues and also view access statements for detailed information.